DENFAIR – the leading destination for contemporary design in Australia is back. 12,000 sqm of pure design with over 350 curated design brands and artists on display. As the only design event dedicated to tailoring authentic design to design professionals, DENFAIR will open its doors to the public for one day only on the 16th of June.

WIN a Set of 2 Nest Tables

by Adam Goodrum for NAU by Cult Design


By purchasing Public Day tickets you automatically enter the draw to win a Set of 2 Nest tables by iconic Australian Designer Adam Goodrum for NAU by Cult Design, retailed at RRP $889!

By visiting DENFAIR, you could be taking home with you, your very own beautiful piece of furniture!

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Discover 350+ Design Brands!
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Speaker Series | Free to Attend on Public day

TRUST:

Exploring The Nature of Design Collaborations

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10:30am

The dynamics of the design ecosystem are complex, with clients, creatives, consultants, manufacturers and retailers playing crucial and intersecting roles. Join a panel discussion that explores how the various moving parts work together — and what happens when they don’t.

Speakers

Dhiren Das

Lodovico Bernardi

Meryl Hare

Private Talk:

Hot Air | How to Identify Eco-Washing in a Machiavellian World

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12:00pm

Green Magazine Editor, Tamsin O’Neill, Longboat Property Director, Theo Kerlidis and Michael Buxton, Professor of Environment and Planning at RMIT University, join a panel discussing how bold eco-centric actions can be taken now.
Join the panel as they discuss how far current design, planning and building practices can be advanced to create greater positive environmental impact immediately.

Longboat

REBELLION:

Breaking The Golden Rules of Design

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1:30pm

While safety and function are imperatives in interior design and architecture, there is always room to explore, push and even break the boundaries of artistic expression. What, then, is good and bad design, and what is the role of design trends in our personal spaces? Our panel sheds some designer light on the matter.

Speakers

David Hicks

Jon Goulder

Michael Alvisse

Sibella Court

Creative Installations

CHRIS CONNELL

“Found nestled amongst the exhibitor stands visitors will arrive at the beautifully detailed spaces designed by famed Australian designer Chris Connell. With white as the brief and selected as the theme, the spaces reflect a simplicity and support the idea of negative space. Given the constraints of availability, materials and event installation timelines the spaces showcase a broad cross selection of materials found in the architecture and design industry.

The resulting plan views of each of the spaces, which form a series of hieroglyphs, represent a place to assemble, reset and or download; or just to meet with colleagues. Offering a different experience in each location, these spaces provide a sanctuary from the visual cacophony of materials and colour that make up the exhibitor offerings.

As visitors move from hieroglyph to hieroglyph they will find the materials used offer a diffused and translucent quality, while others offer total privacy. These installations evoke the desire to explore and discover, by virtue of glimpses into and out of these simple white forms.

We encourage you to explore the nuances of each space as you make your way around the show, stop enjoy a libation or sample the food offerings.”

Independent Creative Installations

10.10.1

The Design Institute of Australia

The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) in collaboration with WoodSolutions and Latitude Group present a timber biofilia installation, promoting the wellness impact timber and biophilia plays in the modern workplace. 10.10.1 will showcase a canopy of indigenous flora complimented by a selection local furniture design, presented alongside a special publication capturing 10 biophilic/timber projects by 10 Studios, shot by 1 photographer.

MADE

An Exhibition by Tom Fereday + Fiona Susanto

An exhibition by furniture designer Tom Fereday + photographer Fiona Susanto celebrating the makers behind 6 of Fereday’s iconic designs. Tom and Fiona, shine a light on and highlight six Australian makers and the invaluable skills they possess that helped to refine and produce these unique pieces.

2018 Good Design Awards Showcase

An exclusive Victorian preview, where a curated selection of 2018 Good Design Australia Awards recipients will be showcased as a group. This activation will featuring award-winning products in Furniture, Lighting, Homeware and Object categories from some of DENFAIR’s very own exhibitors and more. Don’t miss the chance to see these award-winning designs all in once place.

replaced. by the American Hardwood Export Council

The American Hardwood Export Council and 8 of Australia’s most highly regarded designers collaborate to reimagine their works in American tulipwood. In this activation Designers were encouraged to embrace the natural variation in the material provided, confronted the Australian preference for uniformity in timber and sustainability in design. To know more

SMEG Space

To celebrate 70 years of manufacturing excellence, SMEG Australia invites you to join them on their stand for a celebration of Italian design. Smeg’s commitment to creating beautiful appliances that combine world-leading technology and architectural design has conceived major and small appliances with covetable style and inimitable technology including the five design collections – Classic, Linear Portofino, Victoria and 50style .

Artichoke Business Lounge

Take a journey through a space dedicated to letting people relax and conduct business. The Journey begins in the modular EDO seating section inspired by Tokyo’s “dori” (streets) and “yokocho” laneways; provided by Australian commercial design powerhouse Zenith Interiors. This unique space is set to host the ZETR x DEAMS Charging Station, a celebration of the merging of design and technology, where each component is an amalgamation of city streetscapes in a sophisticated blend of technology and tradition to create a lounge space for focusing and unwinding.

FRONT / CENTRE Finalists

This year’s selection of finalists is a curation of the best and most innovative design from Australia’s most promising and covetable designers. DENFAIR’s commitment to creating accessible pathways to industry beings at Front / Centre.